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Training Videos by Marin SAR

We’ve put together this series of training videos to allow you to keep your skills sharp. Remember, this is not a substitute for the real thing. It’s important that you are still attending Monday night meetings and weekend trainings so you can get hands-on experience. A well-prepared searcher is a well-trained searcher and a well-trained searcher is ready for a mission anytime, anywhere, in any weather.

In part 1 of the Marin County Search & Rescue Video Training Series, SAR’s Jenny Holm introduces the basic rescue equipment that we use on our team

In part 2 of the Marin County Search and Rescue Video Training Series, SAR’s Andre Longtin-Horton introduces the primary knots used in rope rescue systems.

In part 3 of the Marin County Search & Rescue Video Training Series, SAR’s John Channell talks about anchors, the single most important component in a rescue rigging system.

In part 4 of the Marin County Search & Rescue Video Training Series, SAR’s Alex Leason demonstrates how to perform a lower, a changeover, and a haul for a rescue load.

In part 5 of the Marin County Search & Rescue Video Training Series, SAR’s Hannah Andre reviews the typical components of a belay system.

The above lesson plans and training sheets are all Marin Training Division original material. We have decided to share this information with others to increase the competency and professionalism of the search and rescue community. Lesson plans by themselves by no means make a complete class. Instructors who choose to use our material should be thoroughly knowledgeable in the topic. Lesson plans are only to support the instructor in being systematic and thorough. We also acknowledge that we still have much to learn and that our lesson plans may be less than prefect. We invite you to help us improve our training by sending your comments to us. The Marin County Sheriff’s Office and Search and Rescue Team cannot be held liable to the for the following lesson plans. We also request that the training information not be used in any way to make money. Thank you for your cooperation.

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